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Today In The UC (Page) 05-11-16The Upper Cumberland. It’s where we live. It’s where we work. It’s where we raise our families. The people and organizations in our community are what make it tick. Rock 93-7 knows the impact that local organizations have on this and surrounding communities.

Each week, Rock 93-7 will have interviews with representatives of organizations that impact the Upper Cumberland.

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Today In The Upper Cumberland: Future Of Cookeville’s Downtown

Dogwood Park. Buildings full. Rejuvenated lighting and signage. Plans for a new hotel and conference center. Downtown Cookeville has seen lots of changes over the past several years. And the future looks bright. Cookeville Cityscape has been at the center of this work. And there are many plans on the table, bringing together local citizens, business owners, town leaders and the organization. Laura ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Construction

This weekend, the men and women behind the upper Cumberland home building industry show off their wares….a variety of home styles are part of the Upper Cumberland Parade of Homes. The builders are busy….trying to meet the growing need of home buyers across our region. We examine the state of purchasing a home….and how renting remains a course of action for many….but ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Foreign Affairs

This week’s rhetoric between the United States and North Korea reminds us that the Communist Regime remains one of the outliers in World geopolitics. Since an early age, one local man has been interested in just that kind of politics. In fact, part of his military career included time along the North Korea South Korea border. Bryan Payne grew up in Cookeville, graduated from college ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Downtown Revitalization

Downtown revitalization. In many areas of the United States…it’s an issue that communities are trying to find answers to downtowns that are boarded up….with few tenants…areas where crime and poverty reign. However…downtowns across the Upper Cumberland….are just the opposite. They are places of historic value….of current viability….and with plans for the future. One of those downtowns, is McMinnville. Main Street McMinnville….is led ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Eagles Football Returns

Rookies reported last week and Monday, the first practice of the season takes place for the Golden Eagles of Head Coach Marcus Satterfield. The second year head coach remains focused beyond this season. He wants to see a new culture embedded within his football program and within the region. Satterfield looks back at his football roots…and talks openly about what ... Read More »

Today In The Upper Cumberland Podcast: Oil And Gas In the Upper Cumberland

When you think of oil and gas production in the United States…you think of Texas first. Maybe Alaska next…California? Sure. Those three states account for the biggest percentage of oil production….some 930 million barrels annually. Oil in Tennessee? Yes. And more than you think. And the area of interest…well right under your feet. We explore oil and gas production with Dr. Jeannette Wolak…she is an assistant professor ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Eclipse Time

The Upper Cumberland will have one of the best views in the nation for the coming solar eclipse. The August 21 event is one that Tennessee Tech Professor Dr. Stephen Robinson, Chairperson in the Physics Department, has been looking forward to for some time. To call the eclipse a once in a lifetime event…does not do it justice. And it’s an event ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Consider Owning

You see lots of real estate signs around the Upper Cumberland these days. And that’s good news for the local economy. The Upper Cumberland has a disproportionate number of renters. Now might be the time to make the switch from paying rent monthly to securing equity. Daphne Tapp of Guaranty Mortgage has free advice on securing a home mortgage. She says now’s a good ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Fighting Hepatitis

More and more cases of hepatitis, especially hepatitis C, are being reported nationwide including right here in the Upper Cumberland. The cases are tied to the reemergence of intravenous drug usage. Dr Don Grisham is Regional Medical Director of the Upper Cumberland Regional Health Office. The regional health offices around the Upper Cumberland have stepped up their efforts to fight. Dr. Grisham explains ... Read More »

Today In Upper Cumberland Podcast: Broadband Access

Expanding broadband access has been a statewide focus so far in 2017. The Legislature has already approved money to help the entire state grow its access to high speed internet. The Upper Cumberland Development District identified this as an issue that needed to be addressed in our area during its 2015 review. The good news: we, as a region, are ... Read More »